Did you ever notice how fast time flies? Well, of course you did!
Like for instance———–
How is it spring already when I only just put all my summer clothes and swim suit away?
How is it that my daughter just turned 50 when I’m still 50?
How has it been 2 months since I cleaned my house?
How has it been a year since my last mamo?
How did I get so old?
Where did last week go? Or last month? Or last year?
And – how has it been 6 months since I published my last blog post?
I THINK of it almost every day. I WANT to write something. I tell myself I’m GOING to write something. But then………….
- I’m too tired
- I don’t have anything new to talk about
- I have an appointment………somewhere
- My life is boring
- I’ll do it first thing in the morning
- I’ll do it in the evening
- I’ll do it when I finish this____(fill in the blank)
- HD wants to go “do something”
- The kids call
- The beach calls
Enough excuses!!! How have you all been??!! I’ve missed hearing from you!
So here I am. Maybe with something interesting – maybe not.
I’ve been painting. A few portraits and some other things too. I joined a small group of artists and we meet once a month in each other’s homes to share and paint together. Each month the hostess offers a challenge for us to work on during the month if we want to and then bring it the next month. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes not so much.
One challenge was to paint a wild animal. So I thought I would try some watercolor effects just using the Golden Open. I wasn’t totally unhappy with him. But you can probably tell watercolor is not my “thing”.
One challenge was to paint leaves. Epic failure!! But I’m not going to let it get the better of me. I’ll work on it some more but I’m not showing that picture until I can show you a picture after I fix/finish it.
One of our challenges was to paint from life. We did a still life using items from around my house. It took me a while but I finally finished it. I rather like it!
I recently went to a mixed media workshop taught by a well known artist, Christine Peloquin. She has been published a couple of times in the Somerset magazines and does beautiful work! We collaged backgrounds with fabrics and paper then painted whatever we wanted. Lots of fun. I think I might do another one sometime.
One more workshop I did was Palette Knife painting! Can you imagine?! ME?! But it was so much fun. I learned a lot and maybe I can use it in some of my “other” painting.
So that’s it for now. I’ll show you some more in another post. I don’t want to use up all my material now. Then I would have to wait another 6 months to write again!
Hope all your days are Paint Days!